The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio:ed William J. Bernstein
Documenting Lessons Learned in the Building Construction Industry:A Semantic Approach Jinyue Zhang
William Bernstein´s The Four Pillars of Investing gives investors the tools they need to construct top-returning portfolios without the help of a financial adviser. In a relaxed, nonthreatening style, Dr. Bernstein provides a distinctive blend of market history, investing theory, and behavioral finance, one designed to help every investor become more self-sufficient and make better-informed investment decisions. The Four Pillars of Investing explains how any investor can build a solid foundation for investing by focusing on four essential lessons, each building upon the other. Containing all of the tools needed to achieve investing success, without the help of a financial advisor, it presents: Practical investing advice based on fascinating history lessons from the market Exercises to determine risk tolerance as an investor An easy-to-understand explanation of risk and reward in the capital markets 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000010/bk_graw_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The classic guide to constructing a solid portfolio - without a financial advisor! ´´With relatively little effort, you can design and assemble an investment portfolio that, because of its wide diversification and minimal expenses, will prove superior to the most professionally managed accounts. Great intelligence and good luck are not required.” William Bernstein’s commonsense approach to portfolio construction has served investors well during the past turbulent decade - and it’s what made The Four Pillars of Investing an instant classic when it was first published nearly a decade ago. This down-to-earth book lays out in easy-to-understand prose the four essential topics that every investor must master: the relationship of risk and reward, the history of the market, the psychology of the investor and the market, and the folly of taking financial advice from investment salespeople. Bernstein pulls back the curtain to reveal what really goes on in today’s financial industry as he outlines a simple program for building wealth while controlling risk. Straightforward in its presentation and generous in its real-life examples, The Four Pillars of Investing presents a no-nonsense discussion of:The art and science of mixing different asset classes into an effective blend The dangers of actively picking stocks, as opposed to investing in the whole market Behavioral finance and how state of mind can adversely affect decision-making Reasons the mutual fund and brokerage industries, rather than your partners, are often your most direct competitors Strategies for managing all of your assets - savings, 401(k)s, home equity - as one portfolio Investing is not a destination. It is a journey, and along the way are stockbrokers, journalists, and mutual fund companies whose interests are diametrically opposed to yours. More relevant to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000837/bk_graw_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the stormy seas of today´s world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organizational chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture and a personal development book that will inspire listeners to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide: Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise - not just hired hands Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard A stirring resource for today´s business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today´s turbulent world and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001829/bk_acx0_001829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prepping: 10 Lessons to Survive a Fire in Your Building: Angelo Torres
This audiobook is a re-publication of a blog I started in the depths of the Great Recession in March 2011. During that time, as I agonized over investing, saving, and potential job loss, I developed an investment philosophy I dubbed the ´´Financial Fortress” and wrote a series of posts about it along with other posts about specific asset classes, investment strategies and related topics. My two biggest successes have been in real estate and precious metals. During the Great Recession, I made some aggressive moves, using retirement savings, to purchase distressed condominiums in Orange County, California. In addition to enjoying positive cash flow while I owned the properties, I have just completed one sale and have a second one in escrow, doubling my money in five years. I also made an aggressive move into silver (US Silver Eagle coins) to watch them triple in value, at which time I sold individual rolls on EBay and kept the rest for future appreciation. The essence of the Financial Fortress is that as savers and investors, we need to first have a strong defense before we can have a strong offense. As volatility in world markets seems to worsen each year and booms/busts become more intense, preservation of capital is paramount but so is finding opportunities to leverage what we have in order to grow our wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024414/bk_acx0_024414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills but neglect to help couples with the other half of intimacy - separateness. The audiobook outlines a 12-stage model that provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments, build healthy relationships, resolve past hurts, and foster closeness. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brains (which may explain the varying needs for affection and independence), deviations in verbal-emotive development, and the effects these have on relationships. Michael Gurian, one of the world´s foremost authorities on gender dynamics with over 25 years of family and marital counseling practice, has authored 27 books on gender psychology published in 21 languages, many of them New York Times best sellers. The Gurian Institute, which he cofounded in 1996, conducts international research and corporate and government training for NASA, the US Department of the Treasury, Google, and Cisco, among others. Gurian´s work has been featured multiple times in nearly all the major media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, Psychology Today, AARP Magazine, People Magazine, Reader´s Digest, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has made numerous appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, and National Public Radio, to highlight a few. He´s a prolific speaker, traveling to dozens of cities annually to deliver keynote speeches at various schools and conferences, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Stanford University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008688/bk_reco_008688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.